EDINBURGH — The US mother of three children found dead in an Edinburgh town house faces criminal charges in a Scottish court, police said yesterday.
Authorities issued an arrest warrant against Theresa Riggi, 46, as police completed autopsies on her children — 8-year-old twins Augustino and Gianluca and their sister Cecilia, 5.
They were discovered after a gas explosion Wednesday at a house in Edinburgh, but are not thought to have died as a result of the blast. Riggi is in serious but stable condition after apparently falling from an upper story of a house in Edinburgh.
Riggi and her husband, oil industry executive Pasquale Riggi of Colorado, were contesting the custody of their children. Scottish authorities said the couple had been due to attend court hearings in the case this week.
Police said they are investigating the circumstances of the deaths and have interviewed the children’s father, but confirmed he is not a suspect in the case.
They said the autopsies on the children were completed yesterday. No details were disclosed, but a report has been submitted to prosecutors, police said.
The woman and her children were reported missing from the family’s home in Aberdeen on July 21.
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